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Mayhem Festival: End of an Era

After an 8 year run and months of heavy criticism, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival appears to have come to an end. Following last night’s final performance in Dallas, TX, festival co-founder John Reese issued a statement via Facebook: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2015 comes to an end. After spending 8 …

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Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare–the ultimate Halloween horror event–returns to Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, IL (just outside Chicago) for its second engagement from September 25-November 1. Tickets go on sale for all Great American Nightmare dates on Friday, July 31. October 2 & 4 will also feature two special concerts with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie. “I am thrilled to …

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Gang of Four Premiere “The Dying Rays” Video on AV Club & Announce US Fall Tour

Legendary post-punk band GANG OF FOUR are premiering the video for “The Dying Rays” on  AV Club today. The song and video feature German star Herbert Grönemeyer, known internationally for his baritone vocals but perhaps best known in America as one of the stars of the major motion picture Das Boot. “The Dying Rays” originally appeared on “the year’s best …

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Kwame Binea Shakedown

Kwame Binea Shakedown URL: http://www.kwamebineashakedown.com/ Kwame Binea and Shakedown form a barnstorming eight-piece outfit that have romped up and down the eastern seaboard with their ear-catching blend of rock, funk, R&B, blues, world music, and soul. If you need or appreciate labels, there’s none that define this community of musicians …

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Shauna Burns – “Hazel”

Shauna Burns – “Hazel” URL: http://shaunaburns.com/music/ Singer/songwriter Shauna Burns has a decade long career working in the same vein of performers like Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan. Her 2005 debut, Every Thought, introduced her personal brand of piano theatrics tinged with a light Celtic flavor. She has shown a willingness …

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